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Madison Gas and Electric – Generation Planning Analyst

Published:March 11, 2024

The North American Energy Markets Association is pleased to announce this job opportunity on behalf of our member Madison Gas and Electric.

Provides the technical expertise and project coordination required to execute the projects of the Generation and Transmission Planning Department. Plans, develops, or selects appropriate analytical techniques to study the Company’s power supply system to achieve optimum overall cost-effectiveness, efficiency, reliability, and flexibility of the power supply system. Coordinates departmental projects and functionally supervises other engineers and technicians in the completion of those projects to achieve departmental and corporate goals.

Coordinates the establishment and/or maintenance of state-of-the-art generation system models capable of providing timely alternatives for efficient, economical, and reliable planning and operation of the power supply system.
Serves as a technical expert for the department on generation and power supply matters.
Coordinates power supply plans for presentation to regulatory agencies.
Prepares reports and studies for departments throughout the Company as directed by management pertaining to power supply plans and/or power production facilities.
Represents the Company on committees, task forces, and similar groups, as assigned.
Advises and consults with departments and individuals within the Company on power supply matters to help achieve the objectives of the department and Company.
Serves as project leader on various projects as assigned.
Consults with equipment vendors, outside engineering firms, outside consulting firms assisting in generation resource analysis, internal and external legal counsel, and other utilities and interfaces with regulatory agencies to help achieve Company objectives.
Maintains awareness and understanding of existing and emerging technologies and regulatory issues that may affect the economics and cost competitiveness of the Company’s electric resource portfolio.
Maintains awareness and understanding of the composition and general economic competitiveness of the generation resources of other major Wisconsin utilities.
Functionally supervises other staff on assigned projects.


Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, business, math, economics, or equivalent from a recognized, accredited university.
Preferred a minimum of two years of experience in utility long-term generation/power supply planning including the application of electric generation planning techniques.
Preferred experience in at least one major regulatory proceeding providing and successfully defending analyses and testimony in support of utility generation plans, additions, or changes.

Knowledge and Skills
Good verbal and written skills required.
Knowledge of technical concepts, principles, and computerized techniques required to solve and analyze power supply options.
Strong analytical skills.
Competence in using computer algorithms and software for modeling and analyzing electric energy resource technologies and alternatives.
Knowledge and use of the PLEXOS energy modeling software is preferred.
Knowledge of other modeling applications such as PROMOD for nodal transmission modeling, Electric Generation Expansion Analysis Software (EGEAS), EnCompass power planning software, Aurora energy forecasting software, and PowerWorld software is beneficial.
Knowledge of Midwest ISO rules and regulations.
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals and methods used in performing economic analyses relating to electric utility investment decisions.
Basic understanding of the review and approval processes and environmental permitting requirements established by state and federal regulatory agencies related to electric generation.

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